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Strong Experiences with MusicMusic is much more than just music$
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Alf Gabrielsson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695225

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695225.001.0001

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Music at funerals

Music at funerals

(p.278) Chapter 22 Music at funerals
Strong Experiences with Music

Alf Gabrielsson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents selected accounts of strong experiences with music in connection with funerals. Funerals of close friends or family members are among the most difficult moments in life. Amidst all the dark sorrow at these farewells, music can bring relief, light, consolation, security, and — despite everything — hope for the future.

Keywords:   strong experiences with music, death, funerals, security

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